StepScape

What is StepScape?

This site is working towards showing every published Tasmanian day walk on a single map.

StepScape is a work in progress, currently showing 2,150 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.

StepScape is also available as an app for iPhone and iPad.

Read about what the StepScape app does differently from this website.

Caution

This site is a list of walks, not a walking guide. Before undertaking any walk, consult the references provided.

Most of the references made every attempt at accuracy but did not guarantee it. Some are books that are now out of print, so information that was once accurate may not remain so. Changes may include:

  • Land becoming private or reserved
  • Tracks being damaged or rehabilitated
  • Road access being blocked
  • Bad weather or bushfires temporarily making a walk unsafe
Sites to check before you walk How do I get started?

Every pin on the map represents a car park with at least one known walk. Click on the pins for information. Or, click on the Filter tab above to only show the walks that interest you.

Every walk includes a References section listing the books, brochures or websites that mention it. Consult those sources for more information.

What are the latest additions?

Latest car park

Billy Brown Falls 2WD parking

Latest walk

Billy Brown Falls Wallk from 2WD car park

Latest change

Cross-checking walk times and distances.

Updated on

2021-04-12

Who made this website?

The StepScape website was created by Cowirrie, a small software development company in Launceston. We take information and present it so it is accessible and useful to people. Our other work includes the SepiaScape guide to historic Tasmania and the PBPhonics app for basic English literacy practice.

We have also taken some of these walks ourselves, and written comprehensive walk reports about them.

Data Entry

Jan Horton

Programming

Michael Horton

Maps

Google Maps JavaScript API

Components

jQuery, used under the MIT License

jQuery CSV, used under the MIT License

jQuery UI, used under the MIT License

jQuery UI Touch Punch, used under the MIT License

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Table Cape Lighthouse car parking

Nearest Road:Lighthouse Rd
Nearest Town:Wynyard
Locality:NW Coast
Latitude:S 40° 56′ 48″
Longitude:E 145° 43′ 43″
Elevation:150 m
Fee:No charge
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Dry
Toilets:None
Toilet Accessibility:No toilet
Shelter:None
Picnic Table:No table
Comment:Near end of Table Cape Rd, turn left into Lighthouse Rd. Park outside of turning circle.

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3 walks from Table Cape Lighthouse car parking

Caution

This site is a list of walks, not a walking guide. Before undertaking any walk, consult the references below.

For additional information about safe walking in Tasmania, go to the StepScape tab.

Table Cape Lighthouse Walkway and Return

Goal:Table Cape Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:750 m
Return distance:1,500 m
Comment:Walk from lighthouse to lookout and return

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 36, Number 12, Table Cape Lighthouse Walkway

30 minutes retrace route
“… a wide and well maintained track…”

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Table Cape Lookout

Goal:Table Cape Lookout
Grade:Flat
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:5 m
Return distance:10 m
Comment:Views available close to the car park, or quite good just from the vehicle for those with mobility issues.

References

Jesse Aherne, Rotary Club of Devonport South East - pamphlet, Rotary Club of Devonport South East, Number 13, Table Cape

“Magnificent example of a basalt volcanic plug…”

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 36, Number 12, Table Cape Lighthouse Walkway

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Table Cape walk from Lighthouse to Lookout

Goal:Table Cape Lookout
Grade:Moderate
Type:One way pickup
One-way distance:750 m
Return distance:1,500 m
Comment:Walk from lighthouse to lookout if a pickup is available at the lookout.

References

Jan Hardy & Bert Elson, Family Walks in Northwest Tasmania, Hillside Publishing, Page 36, Number 12, Table Cape Lookout

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